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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Module alias and device table support.

On Tue, 4 Feb 2003, Horst von Brand wrote:

> People
> backward compatibility and minimal upgrading pain (to get your random BOFH
> to recompile a kernel is _not_ trivial today!) is much more important than
> code backward compatibility, IMHO. [I'm speaking from the perspective of
> the user/sysadmin, _not_ the kernel hacker here].

I can only agree and I hope more people realize the importance of this.
My main problem with the module fiasco are the complete new user space
tools. I urge anyone who only cares a little bit about modules to compare
modules.conf(5) with modprobe.conf(5) and to tell me whether _all_ the
removed options are really unnecessary? What happened to deprecating
features _first_?

bye, Roman

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